King not leaving White Hart Lane

Ledley King has brushed aside rumours that he is set to leave Tottenham and admitted that could be back at the club next season in a different capacity  he told their official website.

The injury plagued defender was one of the surprise names on Spurs’ list of out of contract players they would not be retaining with speculation quickly gathering that he would be leaving White Hart Lane this summer.

King’s has spent his entire career in North London but his playing time has been limited by a chronic knee condition in recent years leaving him unable to train during the week in-between games.

He underwent minor knee surgery last month causing him to miss the final four matches of the previous campaign and rumours have surfaced that he could retire.

However the 32-year-old he will resolve his future during the summer and confessed that he could return in a non-playing role

“I’ve been discussing things with the club and my contract expires this summer,” he said.

“The club has been fantastic in supporting me and given me several options to stay involved with Tottenham. I shall take a view with them pre-season on my future.

“Tottenham has been the only club for me and if I can’t play here then I shall look to be involved in another capacity.”

King, who made his Spurs debut in 1998, admits it’s been another season that appeared positive at the outset only to be undermined by more injury woe.

He said: “I had a really good start to last season and was pleased to play as many games as I did.”

“A knock in training set me back towards the end, but I opted to carry on playing rather than take the time out to have the knee seen to.

“Unfortunately that meant that I didn’t play the last few games at the standard I would have liked.”